August 9, 2011

Gorges and río Sil in Galicia, Spain


Welcome back! It's been too long I haven't done a blog post and I feel terrible. I got a new job in Paris and I had no time to take photos or even post old photos. So since I spent a few days at my family's in Galicia, Spain, I thought I could post the few photos I took there when we went to visit some gorges near Ourense in Spain (region of Galicia).

Lost in Galicia, Spain

El Rio Sil, Galicia

Arriving in the Canyon

The trip also included a one-hour-long boat ride within the Gorges and some beautiful light past 5pm.
Boat in Galicia

Foot from the boat

Bonus photo taken at my aunt's house. Everything in her garden is bigger and  tastes better, but those organic onions were quite photogenic to me!

Organic Onions

Ps: All photos were taken with my small point and shoot camera...

May 9, 2011

From Silver Lake to Echo Park, Los Angeles

Downtown L.A from Silver Lake.
Downtown from Silver Lake

Awesome color for an awesome truck with an awesome goal: legalize Cachaça!
legalize cachaça truck silver lake california los angeles

Next time I go to Los Angeles, I will take the time to photograph all the street art you can find in Silver Lake. It's amazing. And this one is the only properly framed one I was able to get from the car. Notice the "prueba de embarazo gratis" (free pregnancy test) at the bottom? What a neighborhood!
El dentista silver lake california los angeles graffiti street art

Downtown Los Angeles from Echo Park
Downtown L.A from Echo Park

The boy and his father at Echo Park

April 20, 2011

L.A Downtown: Olvera Street

One cannot visit Downtown Los Angeles without going to Olvera Street. Whether tourist attractions are your thing or not, the feel of this place is definitely something to check out to realize how close California is to the Mexican border.
But before checking out Olvera street, which to me could also be called Little Mexico, there is two building close by that are worth seeing. The first one is the Los Angeles Union Station on North Alameda Street.

Central Station L.A
Union Station L.A

The second great piece of architecture is the U.S. Post Office - Los Angeles Terminal Annex also on N.Alameda Street.

L.A post office

The particularity of Olvera Street is that it's the oldest part of Los Angeles!
Olvera Street Entrance

Avila Adobe, Oldest house in Los angeles

The size of trees can testify of how old this part of L.A is.
Tree of Life

Of course, the one attraction on Olvera street is its market full of kitsch and traditional Mexican items. The Lucha Libre (wrestling) masks were for instance in almost every booth which I find both funny and scary.

Mexican wrestler masks

Customized guitars El Bandito

I'm a drunk

Olvera street

April 7, 2011

Downtown Los Angeles from my car

Old postal card L.A Los Angeles california city hall

My first post about Downtown L.A only features photos taken from the car. Hence, it includes all their little technical imperfections which makes them special to me.

Hotel Barcklay Los angeles

Old man black and white Downtown L.A

Los Angeles Old School Graffiti vintage downtown L.A

Downtown L.A old bank district

Los angeles Times building

The City Hall of Los Angeles is pretty much visible from everywhere in the car. It's a beautiful piece of architecture that we have all seen in many different TV Shows.

City Hall of L.A los angeles plane sky

L.A Los Angeles california city hall

L.A Los Angeles california city hall

More photos on my FlickR account:
=> Two other versions of the graffiti: here and here

March 28, 2011

Shaddows and light in Ojai, California

After my blog post on the shooting locations used for the movie EASY A in Ojai, here are the rest of my photos of what is now one of my favorite places on the planet. It might sound strong to say that because after all Ojai is a small town, but I was transcended by the vibe of this place, especially at Meditation Mountain.
Ojai is indeed a place known for its spiritual retreats and it was really powerful to be there

Meditation mountain in Ojai

door meditation sunset shaddow self-portrait

Sunset Writer

The Path stone sunset

May peace prevail Earth shaddow self-portrait Garden of Peace

Meditation mountain panorama yoga ojai california nature trees

post office ojai california

Signal Street Downtown Ojai shops california

Oak tree moon nature grass

March 13, 2011

Paris random #2

New edition of Paris random since I'm now back in the French capital. Photos from the past week includes Le Louvre and some underground weird but artsy soirée.

Le louvre teenagers black and white sculpture

Angel Louvre sculpture black and white God light

Louvre sculptures back

art painting wall drawing robot sixties

art painting wall drawing robot

FlatteurVille underground paris artsy art bedroom

March 5, 2011

Shooting location: EASY A [movie]

One of my favorite comedies in 2010 was EASY A starring Emma Stone. The movie was surprisingly good. I did not expect liking it so much because I am usually very picky when it comes to movies, especially with comedies.

The whole movie was shot in Ojai, California, so you can imagine my excitement when I spent an afternoon there. As a cinema lover, I always love seeing shooting location. I'll post more photos of Ojai another time; I wanted to do a blog post about the movie first, comparing the location with a  screen capture of the movie.

1. Downtown Ojai

Many scenes take place in the cute but pretty downtown of the city.

Ojai downtown Easy A post office california shooting location

Ojai downtown Easy A sign street shops california shooting location

Playhouse Ojai movie theatre california shooting location Easy A Emma Stone

2. High school

Obviously the main scenes are set in an high school which was renamed  especially for the movie. You can view a video that contains behind-the-scene footage and also shows how they changed the high-school sign for the movie. 

The high school sign Ojai california shooting location Easy A Emma Stone movie

high school Ojai california shooting location Easy A Emma Stone movie
Photo of where they usually walk while chatting in between classes.